Saturday 20th August & Sunday 21st August 2011


Diego Ramirez-Lovering is the Founding Program Director of Architecture at Monash University. He has taught and practiced in Australia, Italy and Mexico and is co-founder of MAS, Monash Architecture Studio. MAS is a research-led practice that focuses on issues surrounding urban growth with a specific focus on low-cost, sustainable housing alternatives, topics that also inform his ongoing PhD research. He works with government and private sectors on research and development toward alternative affordable, sustainable housing design typologies. His practice and research work has been published nationally and internationally in leading architecture and design journals. His latest books include reHousing (with Shane Murray and Simon Whibley), which focuses on the way in which architecture may contribute to the general provision of housing in Australia, and Opportunistic Urbanism, which focuses on the way in which architects can contribute to a broader context through a focused exploration of the spatial manifestations of informal modes of development in the contemporary city.

Monash University

logo_RMIT logo_DRI